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Getting blood pressure even lower saves lives – ‘Study provides potentially life-saving information’

Posted by on 12/09/2015
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South African cave yields new human species

Posted by on 11/09/2015
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Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

Posted by on 11/09/2015
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Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

PARIS: The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23 percent since 1990, researchers said yesterday. According to results published in British journal The Lancet, scientists concluded that a range of 79 health dangers contributed to 30.8 million deaths […]

NYC ends consent requirement for circumcision suction ritual

Posted by on 10/09/2015
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Jaber hospital to be received in few months: Health Ministry – Largest in the Middle East

Posted by on 09/09/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Jaber hospital to be received in few months: Health Ministry – Largest in the Middle East

Jaber hospital to be received in few months: Health Ministry – Largest in the Middle East

KUWAIT: The Health Ministry is coordinating with the Public Works Ministry to receive Jaber hospital in South Surra within a few months, after which it will be equipped to become operational, Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi said. Minister Obaidi said Jaber hospital is considered the largest hospital in the Middle East with a total of […]

Spa Aquatonic at Crowne Plaza: A memory that stays with you forever

Posted by on 09/09/2015
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Spa Aquatonic at Crowne Plaza: A memory that stays with you forever

Spa Aquatonic at Crowne Plaza: A memory that stays with you forever

KUWAIT: I have been hearing about this spa for a long time, and as I was telling my husband, “This weekend, we need to relax. We need a full body massage, but of course, it should be special.” And so my husband suggested spending a night at Crowne Plaza Hotel, as his friend told him […]

Doctors warn of snakebite serum shortage

Posted by on 08/09/2015
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Doctors warn of snakebite serum shortage

Doctors warn of snakebite serum shortage

PARIS: Tens of thousands of people will unnecessarily die of snakebites unless an affordable new source of antivenom is found, Doctors Without Borders has warned, with stocks of a French-produced drug running out. Pharmaceutical company Sanofi stopped production of the drug, Fav-Afrique, at the end of last year, the medical volunteer group, known by its […]

Dr Firas Hamdan speaks about the benefits of medical tourism

Posted by on 07/09/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Dr Firas Hamdan speaks about the benefits of medical tourism

Dr Firas Hamdan speaks about the benefits of medical tourism

KUWAIT: Medical tourism, especially the aesthetic type, has become more popular in the past few years. Some countries became known as destinations for beauty and majority of visitors are travelling there to come back to their countries more beautiful. For instance, when a plane coming from Iran arrives, it is normal to see tens of […]

Polio resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea, says WHO – Toddler paralyzed in July, same strain seen in Guinea

Posted by on 07/09/2015
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Polio resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea, says WHO – Toddler paralyzed in July, same strain seen in Guinea

Polio resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea, says WHO – Toddler paralyzed in July, same strain seen in Guinea

GENEVA: There is a high risk of polio spreading in Ebola-ravaged Guinea and Mali, the World Health Organization said yesterday, after a Guinean toddler travelled to Mali and became that country’s first case of the crippling disease in more than four years. Preliminary tests by authorities in Mali’s capital showed the 19-month-old was paralyzed on […]

WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

Posted by on 06/09/2015
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WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

LONDON/MUMBAI: A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticized by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures. The United Nations agency issued a warning letter to Mumbai-based Svizera Labs, part of Maneesh Pharmaceuticals, stating that the approval and use of its products would be […]

First of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home – ‘People with albinism live in fear’

Posted by on 05/09/2015
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Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

Posted by on 03/09/2015
Filed under Asia, Health, World

Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

MANILA: Children in the Philippines suffer from “sub-Saharan levels” of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics, a campaign group said yesterday. Although economic growth has surged in recent years, chronic malnutrition means the country has more stunted children than Ethiopia or the Republic of Congo, […]